Astronomers caught a glimpse of two star-forming galaxies as they collided 11 billion light-years away. The smashup could eventually produce one giant elliptical galaxy, researchers say
The moon generated a surprisingly intense magnetic field until at least 3.56 billion years ago, 160 years longer than previously thought, a new study reports
The eggs' alleged aphrodisiac properties have made it popular amongst Panamanian poachers, who have contributed to a 30 percent rise in turtle egg poaching since 1996
Using a machine that creates beams of radioactive atomic nuclei, CERN physicists found the ionization potential of astatine
New plastic cloaks are easier to fabricate and lighter
The Opportunity rover passed the Apollo 17 moon buggy, which covered 22.21 miles back in 1972, but the Soviet Union still holds the international record
The mountains of the moon, formed mainly by asteroid impacts in the distant past, are visible for those that wish to see them this month
Snow cover across the Rockies has been shrinking since 1980. This meltwater accounts for 80 percent of the annual water supply for more than 70 million people in the U.S.
Major or clinical depression seems to alter the genes that regulate sleep and waking
Take it easy when using social media. The signs of lurking at someone's account are easy to spot
Sunday (May 5), some of the remnants of the most famous of comets will briefly light up the early morning sky
The mysterious bias of life on Earth toward molecules that skew one way and not the other could be due to how light shines in star- and planet-forming clouds, researchers say
A meteor shower and a cosmic "ring of fire" will dominate the night sky this month
The Herschel Space Observatory has reached the end of its life after nearly four years mapping the "hidden universe"
In his address to the National Academy of Sciences on their 150th anniversary, Pres. Obama expressed his support for the sciences as a fundamental part of American life in today's world
Dinosaurs — or at least their ancestors — may have gotten an earlier start than once believed
A tiny sponge camouflaged as a red blood cell could soak up toxins ranging from anthrax to snake venom, new research suggests
Brine-rich compartments within sea ice have properties that could have helped life originate
The substance that killed up to 15 people, injured 180 and wrecked the buildings in a five-block radius is the same stuff that makes the beans and barley grow. But not all fertilizers are equally dangerous. And the West plant may have been harboring the worst of them all
When salt-rich water leaks out of sea ice, it sinks into the sea and can occasionally create an eerie finger of ice called a brinicle. New research explains how these strange fingers of ice form and how the salty water within sea ice could have been a prime environment in which life may have evolved
A new protein-based glue can act as a solder that lasers can heat up to patch holes in intestines, cartilage, blood vessels, livers, etcetera more effectively than conventional laser welding
A new finding could enable detect of increased risk of autism at birth, which could enable early treatment or interventions
People who anticipate discrimination do their best to represent their group well
The six-hour spacewalk involves upgrading the orbiting lab with new experiments to measure charged particle interactions and the effects of microbes on spacecraft materials
Ammonium nitrate, frequently added to improve a fertilizer's nitrogen content, is relatively stable under most conditions. If it comes into contact with an ignition source, however, it explodes violently, decomposing rapidly into two gases
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